Chinchilla studs clean up at show
LOCAL cattle studs have made a clean sweep of the major prizes at the Chinchilla Show.
Greg Kroll, Oakdale Stud, took out the Supreme Exhibit of Show and Champion Bull with Longbow (pictured right).
Meanwhile, David McCabe, Breffni Droughtmaster Stud, took out Supreme Champion Female with Gloria (pictured below).
For Mr Kroll, it was great to get another win with Longbow after taking out the supreme exhibit down at Boonah last year.
"I wasn't going to show him and a mate said he was bringing a couple over and needed competition,” he said.
Having shown cattle for about 35 years, Mr Kroll said he still enjoyed the camaraderie of shows.
"You get to catch up with all your mates, who you don't get to see too much of the time,” he said.
"It's good to get to the shows and have a bit of a yarn and a joke.”
The Supreme Champion Female, Gloria, from Breffni Droughtmaster Stud, was a three and a half year old with a second calf at foot.
Mr McCabe said it would probably be her last show, given she'd been on the circuit since she was six months old.
"There's another one beside her who's champion junior female,” he said.
"Next year she should have a calf at foot, and you gradually bring them on.”
Gloria has had a good run - she was champion droughtmaster cow in Toowoomba this year and has held her own at other shows, Mr McCabe said.
Mr McCabe said he had been showing cattle since about 2000, back when he was working with the original owner of the stud.
In those days, they asked the school in Miles if they wanted some stud cattle to groom and show and MrMcCabe said he learned with them.
"I hope to be doing it again next year,” he said.